Car rentals in Centralia: All you need to know
A Centralia car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of Missouri has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Centralia. Read on to see which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How do I get a bargain rental car in Centralia?
We always strive to get you the best deal. But, you can remember a couple things to keep your upcoming booking affordable. Make sure to:
- Take time to compare vehicle pricing
- Try to avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs, which can be more expensive
- Determine ahead of time how much fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and reserve in advance
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Centralia rental car.
What rental companies have outlets in Centralia?
From global names like Ace and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to get an idea of which one is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Centralia?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Missouri town means you're certain to find a vehicle that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Centralia||Mercedes C-Class, Audi A4, or similar|
|Minivan||If you plan on doing a lot of touring and want a comfortable ride||Ford Escape, Chrysler Town & Country, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most miles per gallon on their trip||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Centralia?
Usually, the age limit for car rentals in Centralia is 21. Please note, you may find that there is an additional charge if you are under the age of 25 or for higher category vehicles. Read through the supplier's terms to figure out what any additional charges is before you book your vehicle.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Centralia?
Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase additional insurance through rental car company, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Although many major card issuers, like Visa or American Express, provide some insurance, there are usually restrictions. For example, they may not cover your rental car if you get a luxury or larger vehicle. Make sure to check rental car company's policy before you decide.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to search for a gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you get your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you like and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end of your rental period. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. If you only use half of a tank, it's only necessary refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees or service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of fuel upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Many suppliers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you drop-off your car||You usually pay a more expensive rate for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you don't need to refill the gas when you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to locate a gas station as soon as you get the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Most rental car suppliers provide you a full to full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we suggest returning it with a full tank. For a cheaper rate, it is best to fill up your tank before bringing the rental car. Stations near airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Centralia?
Unlimited mileage is a good choice for travelers who don't want to worry about how many miles they are driving. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Check the details on mileage limits before you book.
Before you drive off
Be sure you go over a few items prior to leaving the car rental lot on your Centralia adventure. You should:
- Look over your vehicle and make sure there is no damage or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
- Get comfortable working the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new city
Book your Centralia rental car today
Maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center, maybe you're traveling solo, or maybe you're bringing your partner or kids. CarRentals.com has the ideal rental car that can fit your requirements and not deplete your travel fund.